Monday, November 07, 2005

One down...


And two to go. This is taking me a great deal longer than I thought. I may have to detour into the purple colonial sooner than anticipated. Although I did fill the Bossie and Swan this weekend, so technically I guess that qualifies as a detour... hmm....
Still combing the pale green Corriedale. I made a blanket for B out of this fiber but still have a fair amount that I can comb up and use for something else. I may ply it with some of the same fleece that is still au naturel. It's great wool and was only $2/lb! For B's blanket I combed and spun and crocheted on an as needed basis. This technique(or lack thereof) resulted in a variegated yarn-not much, but enough to make one wonder if it's been in the family for a while. This time I plan to comb all the fiber and then recomb to blend the colors better. Sounds pretty obvious, but when you're impatient like me-apparently you can justify skipping some things.


On the knitting front, I've pulled the Cherry Moon pullover out of my knitting bag. That's the bottom and sleeves. I need to come to a decision about the sleeve shaping. I'm knitting this with J. Fee's Sweater Workshop in hand. I'm a little nervous about taking the design challenge! The yarn is Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece. A few too many knots in this batch but it's a good yarn overall.

I finally took the plunge and tried my hand at Brioche. I baked one loaf last week and froze half the dough for cinnamon rolls. I pulled it out this AM and made them up for a mid-morning snack. They were proclaimed delicious by all except Brent who preferred his Cheerios. Who knew? So Mark gets an extra one tomorrow morning. I used the recipe from the copy of Baking With Julia from the library-just may have to add this one to my wish list since I want to master bagels and croissants as well. Excellent book. Although Mark did wonder WHY I had departed from my traditional whole wheat and made a loaf of WHITE bread. Next time, I'll just use all the Brioche dough for sweet rolls-there won't be too many!

More thoughts on War of Words...

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up..." This is more than cursing, it is me-centered talk that is controlled by personal, earthly desires. It is an attempt to get what I want, and has no reference to the lordship of Christ or my call to speak as His ambassador. The truth is, that is what I am called to be to my children and I must learn to consistently approach them with a ministry attitude rather than a punitive one. If all I am doing is breaking up squabbles, then there is no soul work happening. Something to ponder.

1 Comments:

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Cary said...

Holly, who knew? We have LOADS of things in common - LOL! I LOVE your blog, really enjoyed reading it tonight and your spinning looks great. Hugs, Cary

 

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